Chief Executive Officer

OUR STORY

We use the power of sports and recreation to push what’s possible for people with disabilities, confronting challenges and inciting action that leads us to a world where everyone is included. Founded in 1982 as a 501(c) 3 organization, Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (MASR) is a nationally recognized leader in promoting and providing year-round adaptive sports and recreation for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. As a leading adaptive sports and recreation program in Maine, MASR offers an assortment of participant-centric, staff-directed, and volunteer-delivered programming at more than a dozen locations throughout the state. Summer programs include paddling, golf, cycling, tennis, pickleball, climbing, and mountain biking. Winter programs include alpine skiing, alpine race team, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing.

MASR also offers specialty programs, including:

  • Veterans No Boundaries – Providing two four-day camps for veterans and active-duty personnelwith disabilities and their families with summer and winter adaptive activities.
  • NEVI*Fest– On-snow lessons to participants with visual impairments.
  • Mono-SkiCamp – A 4-day clinic for mono-skiers, taught by skilled mono-skiers.

Our 200+ volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization, enabling us to serve over 150 participants annually, who come to us from across the US and internationally. MASR is a chapter of Move United, a national nonprofit organization focused on serving persons with disabilities through sport. We are also a proud member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, dedicated to reaching the highest levels of performance within the snow sports industry.

For more information, please: https://www.maineadaptive.org/

LEADERSHIP & CULTURE

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation is led by an engaged and supportive Board of Directors, helping to carry the work forward while providing the CEO and their team space for autonomy and innovation. The CEO will join a highly cohesive and experienced team of 8 full-time and part-time staff, working together to help scale the organization, which has major growth potential through expansion of our summer programs and with our new programming at Shawnee Peak. This role will be perfectly positioned to exemplify and expand on the positive culture of the organization, fostering an environment that is inclusive, inviting, and safe, where staff, volunteers, and participants are encouraged and supported to learn and grow together.

BENEFITS & FEATURES

  • Salary– $75,000 – $95,000
  • Potential incentive compensation based upon achieving financial goals and metrics
  • Health insurance stipend – $6,000 per year
  • 13 days paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays

LOCATION

This is a hybrid role with Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation’s main office located at 2 Main Street, Bethel, Maine, 04217. It is important for the CEO to be on-site and present for events and programming, therefore, they would ideally reside between Bethel and Portland, Maine.

POSITION SUMMARY

This is an incredible time to join Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, as we celebrate our first 40 years of service to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will assume overall responsibility for the organization, managing an $800,000 annual operating budget, including revenue sources comprised of individual giving, grants, and sponsorships. This is a highly collaborative role, partnering with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, community partners, donors, prospects, and sponsors to execute MASR’s strategic plan. The CEO will use creative and innovative strategies to enhance MASR’s programs and partnerships in ways that will diversify revenue sources and bolster volunteer and participant growth, retention, and satisfaction. This is an excellent opportunity for a charismatic, collaborative, and innovative leader to help us reach our growth potential!

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic and Collaborative Leadership:

  • Partner with the Board of Directors and staff to refine and implement a comprehensive and innovative strategic plan based on stakeholder feedback, creativity, financial analysis, and risk assessments.
  • Build internal relationships at all levels, including a genuine understanding and appreciation for each team member’s position; promote a collaborative work environment where all staff are supported, engaged, informed, and empowered to participate.
  • Develop operational plans to effectively implement the strategic plan, with clear KPIs to measure successful outcomes.
  • Oversee the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of all projects and programs for the organization.
  • Ensure existing and potential new projects, programs, and events advance our mission, are financially sustainable, and are properly staffed.
  • Be visible across all MASR programs and sites, making regular visits to engage with staff, volunteers, participants, donors and prospects and monitor program developments and quality and safety standards.
  • Effectively manage and enhance relationships with program venues/sponsors.

Fundraising and Business Development:

  • Deploy innovative and entrepreneurial strategies for securing new and untapped resources.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Advancement Team to develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan to expand MASR’s donor base and grow its annual operating and endowment revenue (restricted and unrestricted), through campaigns, individual giving, events, grants, and corporate sponsorships.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive and strategic outreach plan to increase the visibility ofMASR and its brand to current and future stakeholders.
  • Manage a portfolio of 50 or more major donors/prospects through the giving lifecycle.
  • Build long term relationships with top donors and prospects, sponsors, program partners, schools, elected officials, and public agencies to explore innovative opportunities for strengthening connections with the community.
  • Promote MASR through events, public speaking, and social media; position the role of MASR’sCEO as a visionary and influential leader in the adaptive sports community, locally and nationally.

Operational Management:

  • Partner with the Board Finance Committee to ensure fiscal responsibility, financial integrity, and internal controls are maintained.
  • Develop and manage annual operational plans and budgets.
  • Ensure that MASR has talented and motivated staff that is empowered to achieve programmatic excellence and operates as a high-performing team.
  • Lead and collaborate with staff directors to ensure that MASR’s day-to-day operations are organized and run in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Operate with transparency and accountability.

BACKGROUND PROFILE

  • Strong awareness and personal connection to the communities MASR serves.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, encompassing areas such as board engagement, strategy development, innovation, team development, and change management.
  • A solid understanding of fiscal management with experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Experienced fundraiser with success closing principle and major gifts, corporate sponsorships and foundation grants, both annually and during campaigns.
  • Prior experience building effective partnerships with diverse constituencies, including businesses, community-based organizations, donors, prospects, sponsors, and volunteers.
  • Superb interpersonal skills: exceptionally well-developed listening and communication skills, including writing and public speaking, with the ability to connect with and inspire a wide range of stakeholders.

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Tia Anzellotti, Director, Blair Search Partners
1855 First Avenue, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101
tia@blairsearchpartners.com